Power of Attorney for Health Care

Power of Attorney for Health Care is another example of a very basic, and affordable, means of estate planning, which, if used correctly, will enable a person to maintain control of health care and end-of-life decisions, even if unable to communicate or direct those decisions.

In enacting the Power of Attorney for Health Act, 755 ILCS 45/4-1, . . . → Read More: Power of Attorney for Health Care

Probate Needs of a Disabled Adult Personal Injury Client

If you have a disabled adult client who lacks capacity to  make personal and financial decisions,  you must open a guardianship estate and appoint a guardian prior to entering into a Contingent Fee Agreement.    An adult lacking capacity cannot enter into a contract.

An exception may exist if the client executed a Power of Attorney for Property . . . → Read More: Probate Needs of a Disabled Adult Personal Injury Client

Guardianships of minors and disabled adults

Guardianships of minors and disabled adults is one of the services offered by Christine C. Karr, a Chicago Probate attorney.

Guardianship estates are required for minors who receive funds from the settlement of, or verdict in, a personal injury case, or receives funds from any source – including funds from a deceased parent or life insurance proceeds.   . . . → Read More: Guardianships of minors and disabled adults